This voyage will be accompanied by the renowned astronomers Dr John Mason or Ian Ridpath and hopefully the greatest lightshow on earth, the Northern Lights .
Through a series of lectures and a guided tour of the Arctic night sky from the deck of the ship, the lecturers will bring the world of stars, planets and meteors closer whilst also exploring the numerous myths and legends linked to the constellations in our skies.
This fascinating journey commences in Bergen, with a leisurely voyage north. Every day offers a new highlight, and the first few days alone take us to the Art Nouveau town of Ålesund and medieval Trondheim with its Gothic Cathedral. As we travel further north we cross the Arctic Circle, visiting the Lofoten Islands and the Arctic capital, Tromsø, where a trip to the Northern Lights Planetarium is included. In Honningsvåg, you can join an excursion to mainland Europe's most northerly point, the North Cape.
Sailing on, we head for the sheltered harbour of Kirkenes. Here you choose from a wide range of optional excursions includng avisit the Russian border or stylish Snow Hotel, dogsledging and snowmobiling.
Ports visited by night on the northbound voyage are seen by day on the southbound journey, ensuring that all passengers get to know the very best of the dramatic and interesting Norwegian coastline